Piano Lesson

Humans of Hartford

The Legacy of Everyday Objects

Humans of Hartford

Often it is not so much our heirlooms themselves that hold value, but rather the stories that go with them.
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York Kennedy

Lighting Designer York Kennedy

Meet the Artist

"I love for light to work on as many levels as possible. It really is one of the key design elements that help us understand just how we are supposed to perceive a situation."
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Migration

August Wilson and the Migration to Pittsburgh

The country meets the city in 1930s Pittsburgh in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

African-Americans packed up their belongings, children, and Southern way of life in what’s known as the Great Migration.
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Notes on Music

Notes on Music

Composer Baikida Carroll

"The title expresses the essential element of music in this play. The African-American culture and experience are imbued with the influence and expression of music."
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August Wilson

August Wilson's American Century Cycle

The American Century Cycle features ten plays that are each set in a different decade in the 20th Century.
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Romare Bearden's The Piano Lesson

Art Inspires Art

Romare Bearden's "The Piano Lesson"

“I got the idea from a Bearden painting called ‘The Piano Lesson.’ It’s of a little girl at the piano with her piano teacher standing over her. And in my mind I saw Maretha and Berniece” - August Wilson
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education

Education @ Hartford Stage

Inside Hartford Stage Education

The Education Department at Hartford Stage serves approximately 20,000 students each year – more than any other theatre in Connecticut.
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Charlie Freitag

Meet the Staff

Charlie Freitag, Associate Production Manager

"I grew up in Durham, Connecticut. I went to Coginchaug High School and graduated college from Full Sail University in Orlando with a degree in Film and Television Production."
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A Christmas Carol

Education @ Hartford Stage

Holiday Events

Hartford Stage welcomes new audiences to A Christmas Carol with Community Night and a Sensory-Friendly Performance.
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Short Takes

Short Takes

News from Hartford Stage

Hands On Hartford Food Drive, Winterfest and Women in Combat Panel Discussion.
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